The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has released four new light-truck commercial tires in response to the federal TREAD Act using its new Armor Max Technology, the company said.
“The TREAD Act’s testing is intense, and by developing tires for rugged urban and off-road applications, Goodyear’s research and development capabilities were allowed to shine,” said Steve McClellan, vp of commercial tire systems.
The tiremaker released two all-position models, the Unisteel G949 RSA and G947 RSS. The G949 RSA is an all-position tire intended for highway and city street use and features a steel body construction and a tread rib pattern allowing for good wet weather traction. The G947 RSS has “scrub-resistant” compounds and raised sidewall protector ribs to help resist damage, Goodyear said.
Goodyear also announced the Unisteel G933 RSD and G971 for heavy pickups, delivery vans and trucks up to 14,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight (Class 3). The G933 RSD is designed for urban streets and highway applications and features hefty traction blocks and enhanced blading in the tread pattern, helping improve traction and provide even wear, the company said.
The G971 off-road drive tire’s lug tread and compounding helps provide rock and pothole protection for vehicles used in logging and mining sites, according to the tiremaker. McClellan said all four tires utilize steel-reinforced sidewalls and steel belts, helping drive down costs and providing long mileage for fleets.